Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

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Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:42 pm

Just noticed in the Lake Macquarie City Council newsletter that mention is made of the Speers Point to Glendale Cycleway. Does anyone know where it joins the existing Lake Macquarie path? I'd like to have a look at it.
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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby bychosis » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:55 pm

Hardly worth the effort of a look so far. It starts under the five islands bridge at Speers point and goes up creek reserve road for a couple of hundred metres, if that. Give it a try, but watch out at high tide, there is a causeway that gets covered in water on it, and when it isn't wet it is often covered in debris. I commute along this section, and over the last couple of weeks it's been under water probably half a dozen times. When it's under water you can either ride through the salt water, or divert onto the road. Feedback has been given to the council, but only verbally.

The rest of the path will apparently be following the creek up beside the golf course and then join up somewhere near Frederick st, I'm not sure of the final route yet.

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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:47 am

Cheers,
thanks for that. You are right: it hardly seems worth the effort, your assessment not quite matching the glowing couple of pars in the LMCC magazine.
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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby bychosis » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:54 pm

Stage one is complete, stages 2-45 still to be completed perhaps?
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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby bychosis » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:29 pm

Today was the first day I've seen the causeway under water in both arvo and morning. Wasn't paying enough attention on the way home and had an emergency braking situation to avoid it.
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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby Scarfy96 » Tue May 21, 2013 10:38 am

Here is the link you want showing the proposed route:
http://www.lakemac.com.au/downloads/B30 ... EBCDE4.pdf

This is the summary map of all proposed work in Lake Macquarie
http://www.lakemac.com.au/downloads/144 ... 162C7C.pdf

Here is the link to each of the individual maps shown in the summary map:
http://www.lakemac.com.au/page.aspx?pid ... ftype=FGrp

Here is the link with a table at the bottom on the priority of each of the routes marked in the maps above:
http://www.lakemac.com.au/downloads/727 ... 366726.pdf

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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby bychosis » Tue May 21, 2013 1:05 pm

Not sure the first link shows an accurate map. I know they are talking about using an underpass to the west of cockle creek station, and the creek front at least from creek reserve rd to the underpass. The map indicates that once off the end of creek reserve rd you will be alongside TC frith ave and it is marked as on road through Argenton.

Water over path again this morning, but was clear all last week.
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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby bychosis » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:47 am

Stage 2 has been announced as completed. Again, nothing too exciting just continues up the side of the road to fourth street. Next stage is to commence soon AFAIK.

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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby bychosis » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:00 pm

The next stage has begun. Estimated 8 weeks to completion and will take the cycleway under the railway and end adjacent Club Macquarie somewhere until the next stage begins.
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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby bychosis » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:21 pm

Next little section completed. Only another 500m or so and it stops short of rejoining the main road. Progress but not enough yet.
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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby wellington_street » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:49 pm

Slowly but surely...

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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby bychosis » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:51 pm

wellington_street wrote:Slowly but surely...

Yup, the massive storm in April put a hold on lots of projects around the place due to the time and $ it took to cleanup the damage. This was one of the projects that suffered.
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Re: Speers Point to Glendale cycleway

Postby bychosis » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:17 pm

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4235584/shared-pathway-extends-closer-to-glendale/?cs=305

Back into it again. Seems the original 'scenic' route has been changed. The new section is going to follow the road. 'tis a pity, following the creek and then under the rail line would have been much better than along the road and onto a narrow bridge 'footpath'
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